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J Oral Rehabil. 2001 Jul;28(7):678-83.

Fracture strength of copy-milled and conventional In-Ceram crowns.

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Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry and Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, 28 Tonkon-Dong Chongro-Gu, Seoul, 110-749, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to compare the fracture resistance of copy-milled and conventional In-Ceram crowns. Four groups of 10 uniform sized all-ceramic anterior crowns were fabricated for this test: (1) In-Ceram Spinell (2) In-Ceram Alumina (3) Celay In-Ceram Spinell, and (4) Celay In-Ceram Alumina crowns. All specimens were cemented on stainless steel master die with resin cement and stored in 37 degrees C water for one day prior to loading into a universal testing machine. Using a steel ball at a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm min-1, the crowns were loaded at 30 degrees C angle until catastrophic failure occurred. Mean fracture strength was analysed and compared. Under the conditions of this study and the materials used, the following conclusions were drawn: 1. The strength of Celay In-Ceram anterior crowns had a slightly higher fracture strength than conventional In-Ceram crowns. 2. In-Ceram Alumina crowns had a significantly higher fracture strength than In-Ceram Spinell crowns in both conventional and copy milling methods.

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